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IceJacks finding positives in early season, home games on tap

October 25th, 2018

The Northern Arizona University Division II team went on a season-opening road trip to start off the 2018-19 season, and while the 1-2-1 record wasn’t what the IceJacks hoped to bring home to Flagstaff, there are many positives the team can continue to build upon. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Yeah, definitely not the outcome and…

Sun Devils name Pasichnuk, Busch co-captains for ’18-19 season

September 28th, 2018

Arizona State junior defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk and junior forward Tyler Busch will serve as the team’s co-captains for the 2018-19 season. Sophomore forward Dominic Garcia and senior forward Anthony Croston will be the alternate captains. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “It is no surprise these four men will be leading our program this season,” said ASU…

IceJacks’ D-II team hoping for fast start, early-season momentum

September 24th, 2018

The new season is here for Northern Arizona University, and with that comes renewed confidence and optimism for the IceJacks’ players and coaches. For NAU’s Division II team, coach Travis Johanson has a dozen returning forwards and a mix of new and returning defensemen, including two new blueliners moving up from the program’s Division III…

Stuart coming back home to skate for NCAA Division I Sun Devils

July 30th, 2018

Arizona State University will have a third Phoenix native on its NCAA Division I roster next season as incoming freshman Connor Stuart will join sophomore Johnny Walker and senior Anthony Croston on the Sun Devils. Stuart announced his commitment earlier this offseason once his season with the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas concluded. “It feels unbelievable,”…

IceJacks prepping for ’18-19 season with upcoming Prospects Camp

June 15th, 2018

For Northern Arizona University’s highly-acclaimed ACHA college program, the upcoming season is right around the corner as there are only two months before the first day of NAU Prospects Camp. The IceJacks coaches hope everyone is gearing up and ready for what is proposing to be a great 2018-19 season. Coaches have been at it…

Woody Tournament the perfect platform for NAU to give back

April 23rd, 2018

When Doug Allan started the NAU Woody Tournament 12 years ago to raise money for Bill Woods’ family after he passed away, nobody could have imagined what the event has morphed into in 2018. This year’s tournament ran April 20-22 at Oceanside Ice Arena in Tempe. READ OUR APRIL 2018 ISSUE Allan, a member of…

Phoenix native Spillum commits to NCAA D-I Colorado College

March 23rd, 2018

The NAHL’s Aberdeen Wings announced today that defenseman Keenan Spillum has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Colorado College. The Phoenix native is in his second season with the Wings and fourth season of NAHL hockey overall. Before playing in Aberdeen, Spillum spent 2 ½ seasons with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays. READ…

After successful ’17-18 season, the IceJacks give thanks, praise

March 22nd, 2018

As the season comes to a close, we would like to thank all the wonderful people and organizations who help make all this possible. READ OUR MARCH 2018 ISSUE The student-athletes work tirelessly to compete at the highest level all while focusing on their schooling. The support of our parents, the loyal fans, and the…

Wildcats, IceJacks, Lobos all qualify for ACHA Nationals

March 12th, 2018

March Madness? Hockey has its own version, and then some. The NCAA Frozen Four tournament is scheduled April 5-7 in St. Paul, Minn. It will involve a 16-team single-elimination bracket. Selections will be announced March 18. The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), which encompasses nearly 500 college and university-affiliated ice hockey programs in non-varsity play,…

FYHA, NAU continue to develop, grow partnership on numerous levels in Flagstaff

March 5th, 2018

Flagstaff is roughly 140 miles from the Phoenix hockey hub, but that doesn’t mean that the Northern Arizona town is a budding hockey hotbed in its own right. With a growing youth hockey association in the Flagstaff Youth Hockey Association and a nationally-ranked ACHA college hockey program at Northern Arizona University, the town is on…